A man in London has told a cyclist that cyclists deserve to die because they are their own worst enemy and are incompetent

In one of the more bizarre exchanges to come to light between a cyclist and a pedestrian, a gentleman in Kensington claimed that cyclists ‘deserve to die’ due to their incompetence.

YouTube user ‘leveret day’ uploaded the interaction, transcribing the course of events in which the man opened with a distasteful joke about the recent deaths of cyclists in the capital.

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“Another one bites the dust,” the man said, before claiming to pay £125 a year in road tax (which the cyclists points out was abolished decades ago) and saying that cyclists should have to pass a proficiency test.

“I see drivers who have apparently passed their test and they’re still reckless. And also, don’t you think that a lot of cyclists are also car users?” the cyclist responded, before the man says cyclists deserve to die.

The man sauntered off down Thurloe Place after saying that Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, needs to be “shot in the head”.

The cyclist noted under her video that the gentleman had approached her and started the conversation unprovoked as she wheeled her bike to cross at traffic lights.

  • jeffity

    Absolutely, the more I find out about this chap the more it seems like he may he may be mentally ill. It doesn’t change the fact that his opinions are vile, but I don’t think he should be the subject of the horrific online witch hunt which has sprung up around him.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    Obviously a UKIP supporter. Thick enough anyway.

  • Abraham Oloya Okech

    Lucky man, if he says that to me, I will mash him up in the face !

  • P33mul

    Please remember that the ‘gentleman’ is entitled to spout his opinion, irrespective of how idiotic it makes him appear to be.

  • Elliot Morgan

    isn’t this terrorism?… i kid, but what stunning bigotry!

  • Old 55

    Sad that this person is so hateful. But some are and there isn’t much you can do about it. Perhaps he didn’t get the push-bike he wanted when he was young?

  • cunningstunt

    he was obviously buggered by mr big at public school

  • TrevorHoldsworth

    A real coward – he wouldn’t have said any of that to a man. Hope he’s happy with himself, it won’t last long.

  • NitroFan

    Hate crime pure and simple he should be prosecuted!

  • captainPerfect

    Again the bird-brained response from an idiot about road tax.
    When they come up with it, I ask them if they sit at night emailing Ford, Honda and Toyota to complain about them making cars that don’t aren’t eligible to pay VED.